Art Review

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8:47 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Art Review: How A Gallery Space Affects An Exhibition

This week, I returned to the Wichita Art Museum eager to visit the exhibition: Learning to See: Josef Albers and The Interaction of Color.

This small exhibition pulls work from the museum’s permanent collection to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Albers’ now-classic publication, The Interaction of Color. Albers’ book and formalist artwork explore color relationships, asserting that how we perceive color is highly dependent on its surroundings. Albers’ assertion is correct, as evidenced by the unfortunate display of his work in the Vollmer Gallery.

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5:00 am
Wed October 2, 2013

WAM Exhibition Is A Vibrant Debut For New Ulrich Curator

Andrea Ackerman, 'Rose Breathing', 2003. 3D Computer animation, stereo sound, projector, 34-second continuous loop, dimensions variable. San Jose Museum of Art, Museum purchase with funds contributed by the Museum’s Collection Committee. Courtesy Wichita Art Museum.

This month, the Wichita Art Museum opened “Vital Signs: New Media Art from the San Jose Museum of Art.”

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5:00 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Art: Shift Space Returns

courtesy Lisa Rundstrom

One of the premiere events happening this Final Friday is the grand re-opening of WSU Shift Space.

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5:00 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Art Review: Nature's Toolbox

Charles Lee, 'Dissipative System', 2010. Diamond ink jet print, 27 x 30 in. Courtesy of Bios Design Collective and the Art Works for Change traveling exhibition, Nature's Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention

Over the Labor Day weekend, the Ulrich Museum opened their new fall exhibition: Nature’s Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention. The exhibition aims to raise awareness of the human impact on the environment.

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5:00 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Art: David Salle

David Salle's 'Diabolical Life Restoring Machines' can be found at Kansas City's Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Credit jondresner / Creative Commons / Flickr

Painter David Salle came to prominence in the 1980s when there seemed to be a lull in major American artists on the international contemporary art scene.

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5:00 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Art: What Is Modern Art?

The Museum of Modern Art in New York City
Credit dkshots / Flickr

What is the difference between Modern art and contemporary art?

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5:00 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Art: Louise Nevelson

Louise Nevelson, Night Tree, 1971. Cor-ten steel, 128 1/2 x 41 x 30 in. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University. Gift of the artist and the WSU Student Government Association.

Louise Nevelson was a key American sculptor in the mid-20th century. Her Modernist artwork changed the world of sculpture – much like what Jackson Pollock did for painting.

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5:00 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Art: Museums In The Summer

The Kansas African American Museum
Fletcher Powell KMUW

I love museums in the summer. What’s better than the beautifully cool environment of a museum when you need a break from the intense heat of the day?

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8:27 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Art: How A Vacant Window Became An Edgy Art Gallery

Randy Regier has given the ground floor of the Sterling Water Systems building, at Market and William, an installation featuring his signature post-war Americana style centering on the theme, “The Future of the Public Library.”
Credit Randy Regier

A wonderful new collaboration has received the support from the prestigious John S and James L Knight Foundation. Activate Wichita, a website that serves as a virtual town hall, has partnered with the Wichita Public Library to commission temporary art installations in vacant downtown windows.

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5:00 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Art Review: Ray Turner Population

courtesy Wichita Art Museum

The portraits of California-based artist Ray Turner engage viewers with their direct gaze and thick, luscious strokes of oil paint that rest on top of 12-by-12-inch panels of glass.

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